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Thread: Rag Quilt binding?

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    Junior Member Sewhappytoquilt's Avatar
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    Rag Quilt binding?

    I am working on my first rag quilt, and wonder about the outside edge - does one bind like normal, or "rag" it? Thanks for your input.
    Loretta Sewhappytoquilt

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    I usually rag mine on the edge also, but you could bind it. I do use a 1/2 inch seam as it leaves a little extra space for clipping.
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    I do the rag edges. I don't think I have ever seen a rag quilt with binding but I don't see a problem doing it if that's what you want.
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    I snipped my edges. I forget what seam allowance I used for the blocks, but I used the seam seam allowance all around the outside of the quilt when I had it totally assembled and then snipped like the seams between the blocks.

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    I rag the outside edge of my rag quilts, but I once saw one that had binding around the edge, and it looked nice. I think the lady who made it thought it would make the edge stronger than a ragged edge, but either way is fine.

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    i've done both= either way is fine & your choice-
    personally i prefer to bind mine- but that is just my preference- i've made a number of them with ragged edges- i just after construction stitch about 1/2" all the way around the quilt twice- then clip - they come out ok- i just prefer them the other way-
    but it is your project & what ever way you prefer is perfectly ok-
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    Here is a good tutorial link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UQgeol-Zk
    No binding. I just made one out of flannel and it is so soft

    Diane

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    I snip my outside edge, I also sew a double line of stiching around the outside about 1/8 apart for extra strength.

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    I've done many rag quilts and have always clipped and cut the outside edge. Never thought about binding it. One reason I liked doing the rag quilt was that I didn't have to do binding.
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    I rag all of mine - Like that I don't have to fight with binding
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    I just returned from "Yard Sale Thursdays", and came right to this site to see if anyone had responded. THANK YOU ALL. I am glad to know that it can be finished either way and if I "rag" it, to stitch around twice, at 1/2" . I will post my efforts. This site is awesome!
    Loretta Sewhappytoquilt

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    I bind mine, I don't like the fringe around my face when Im sleeping.

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    I like to rag the edges. Binding is a rather formal process and extra trouble which I usually reserve for heirloom style or sort of quilts/blankets. Or a strong finish perfect for those constant chewers (small children & animals).

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    thanks for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by turner0106 View Post
    Here is a good tutorial link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UQgeol-Zk
    No binding. I just made one out of flannel and it is so soft

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    I've done it both ways. I think it is a personal preference.
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    I have all the rag quilt dies in existence and the edge is rag and not binded. Love, love, love all of those dies.
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